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Nils-Kristian Nissen

Kris Nissen, Zolder, DTM event, 30th March 1991. Copyright Carlos Ghys (www.carlosghys.be), 2015. Used with Permission.

Kris Nissen, Zolder, DTM event, 30th March 1991. Copyright Carlos Ghys (www.carlosghys.be), 2015. Used with Permission.

Kris Nissen, Macau GP, Formula 3 race, Circuit de Guia, Macau, 22nd November 2009. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Kris Nissen, Macau GP, Formula 3 race, Circuit de Guia, Macau, 22nd November 2009. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

20 Jul 1960
Arnum, Gram

Nationality:

Denmark

F3000 starts:

0 (1987)

Also known as simply 'Kris', Nissen built a long and successful career since Formula 3000. He moved into sportscars, but it was the DTM that really saw success for him. Kris then became a team boss, but then, for some years, ran Volkswagen's entire motorsport effort as their sporting director. He surprisingly left that role in 2013 to take up a role in a completely different industry - he is owner and manager of a campsite in the Southern Jutland part of Denmark, although Kris himself lives in Switzerland. Kris was German Formula 3 champion in 1986.

Biography last updated 25 Jan 2016